A few weeks ago I urged beginners to heavily skew their spending toward speakers by suggesting that audible differences b/w modern amplifiers that are engineered to be linear (which is pretty much ALL solid-state and any good tube amps these days) will sound pretty much alike. As a followup and to support my point, take a look at what this audiophile club in Guadalajara Spain did a few years back. http://matrixhifi.com/ENG_contenedor_ppec.htm They compared two entire front-end systems that sh
I would never criticize someone else’s choice of music. Music is deeply personal. People are different. I respect that. It is not my intent to ruffle any feathers with what I’m about to say.
At issue IMO is what types or recordings are more likely to highlight subtle differences in hi-fi systems.
With a few exceptions, it seems to me that most of the recordings by most of the artists you listed would be “vintage recordings”.
Again, I respect different pe